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No clean water

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Friday, November 29th, 2013 by Bev Clark

From a Kubatana subscriber:

This is the type of water that the residents of Hatcliffe are subjected to drink. It’s our constitutional right to have clean water. Is it incompetence or it’s just that they don’t care about our health?


Hatcliff water

Job vacancies at Africa University in Zimbabwe

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 by Bev Clark

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Vacancies: Africa University
Deadline: 21 December 2013

Africa University, an International Pan African and United Methodist Church Related Institution in Zimbabwe invite applications from suitably qualified and well experienced persons to fill the following positions:

1) Student Recruitment Officer
Main purpose of the position Responsible for the administration and management of national and international student recruitment processes for the university to meet the Pan-African vision.

Minimum qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in Education with a bias in marketing Fluency in French and / or Portuguese is an added advantage

2) Director Information and Public Affairs

Reports to: The Vice Chancellor

Main purpose of the position
The main purpose of the position is to promote, protect and enhance the mission, goals, image and the development of the institution by information sharing, event management, fund raising, and marketing and effective public relations management.

A minimum of a Master’s degree in social sciences (Journalism, Public Relations, Corporate Communications)

5 Year’s experience in Journalism, Public Relations, Corporate Communications and managerial experience

3) Associate Professor/Senior lecturer/Lecturer

Preferably with a relevant PHD to teach in the following areas:
-Tourism and Hospitality
-Agricultural Engineering
-Animal Science
-Natural Resources management
-Soil Science
-Human Rights

To apply
Applications together with CV, copies of certified certificates, academic transcripts and at least three names of referees with their e-mail and postal addresses should be forwarded to:

Assistant Registrar, Personnel and Administration, Africa University, PO Box 1320, Mutare, Zimbabwe

Or email: arpa [at] africau [dot] edu

For more information visit our website at www.africau.edu

Resistance to Chinhoyi “clean up” before Zanu PF conference

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 by Amanda Atwood

This week, the Zimbabwe Standard reports:

There is uproar in Chinhoyi over the forthcoming Zanu PF national people’s conference with some small business people and vendors accusing the local authority of forcibly removing them from their places of operations.

Some residents are also upset about being roped into how they are being used to tidy up the city before the conference. We got this report from a subscriber in Chinhoyi:

Chinhoyi: Cash strapped Zanu PF manifested council forces shop workers to pick up litter with their bare hands and thereafter to burn the refuse causing a scene between a council health worker with residents demanding answers if EMA or the law disallows land pollution in favour of air pollution which is a cause for concern since heresay has spread about climate change.

As noted on Zimbabwe’s Environmental Management Agency (EMA) website, there are laws against air pollution in Zimbabwe, and also Chinhoyi Municipality most likely has by-laws to regulate rubbish burning; Harare does.

2013: The Defining Year for Zimbabwe Going Forward – MPOI Public Seminar

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 by Amanda Atwood

Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) Public Seminar

Topic: 2013: The Defining Year for Zimbabwe Going Forward
Venue: New Ambassador Hotel, Harare
Date: Thursday, 28 November 2013
Time: 1730 to 2000 hours


1.    Mr Psychology Maziwisa: ZANU-PF Deputy Director for Information and Publicity
2.    Mr Douglas Mwonzora: MDC-T Spokesperson
3.    Mr Takura Zhangazha: Social Analyst

Chairperson:    Mr. Herbert Ndoma

Admission:    FREE. ALL ARE WELCOME!

For further enquiries please contact: Mass Public Opinion Institute: 771358/758700/ Cell: 0772 100 409

Police clearance has been granted

‘Could it be that public opinion is “the missing link” in the democracy debate in Zimbabwe, and indeed, in Africa today?’

IMF and Zimbabwe – SAPES Dialogue

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 by Amanda Atwood

SAPES Trust Public Dialogue Forum

Topic: The IMF and Zimbabwe
Date: Thursday 28 November
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Venue:  SAPES Seminar Room 4 Deary Avenue, Belgravia, Harare

Speakers: Dan Ndlela, Senior Economist

Discussants: Nadia Piffaretti, World Bank Senior Economist
Gibson Chigumira, Executive Director, Zimbabwe Economic Policy And Research Unit (ZEPARU)

Chair: Ibbo Mandaza, Sapes Trust


SAPES Seminar Club Membership Forms available at entrance

Feel free to visit our website at www.sapes.org.zw


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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 by Bev Clark

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